[squeak-dev] [ANN] Guardians

Ben Coman btc at openinworld.com
Thu Nov 8 15:27:40 UTC 2018


I played and hour and onto my third game (level 29) before a crash.
Dump attached.
The game is conceptually interesting.

cheers -ben

On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 at 22:06, Ben Coman <btc at openinworld.com> wrote:
>
> I thought I'd give it a try.  I downloaded guardians.0.82.zip and
> unzipped it to C:\Apps\Guardians.
> Double-clicking on Squeak.exe gave me a message
> and upon opening says "WARNING: This Squeak does not have real 3D support"
> and "LoadLibrary(C:\Apps\guardians\Squeak3D.dll) (998: Invalid access
> to memory locations).
> There are no log files.
>
> Platform...
> C:> ver
> Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.345]
>
> I had an intuition to experiment with a few security settings but
> didn't really expect a change and didn't pre-record existing settings,
> but as best I remember from review the final state...
> Windows Defender Settings > App & browser control
>   Check apps and files - changed from WARN ==> OFF
>   Exploit protection settings >
>      Control flow guard (CFG) - changed ON by default ==> OFF by default
>      Data Execution Prevention (DEP) - remained Use default (ON)
>      Force randomisation for images (Mandatory ASLR) - remained OFF by default
>      Randomise memory allocation (Bottom-up ASLR) - changed from Use
> default (ON) ==> OFF by default
>      High-entropy ASLR - now disabled "requires Randomise memory allocations"
>      Validate exception chains (SEHOP) - change Use default (ON) ==>
> OFF by default
>      Validate heap integrity - remained Use default (ON)
>
> Those changes required a reboot, so I did that and when I re-ran
> Guardian's Squeak.exe
> a rotating landscape appeared. So probably fixed one of those changes,
> if not the reboot itself.
>
> cheers -ben
>
> On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 at 08:41, St├ęphane Rollandin <lecteur at zogotounga.net> wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > Thanks to all the good people that helped having a working Squeak3D
> > plugin for recent VM, I am pleased to announce the release of a game I
> > started in 2005 and then let kind of forgot, a remake of The Sentinel
> > from 1986 (I used to play this one a lot). It is a Wonderland
> > application, and it works in a 5.1 image. Nice:)
> >
> > So here it is:
> > http://www.zogotounga.net/comp/guardians.htm
> >
> > Still in beta, since I have experimented a fair share of VM crashes, but
> > very much playable. See the above page for instructions.
> >
> >
> > Stef
> >
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